Well, I think my daughter stole my horse. Or at least found her "heart horse" - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 9 Old 06-06-2013, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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Well, I think my daughter stole my horse. Or at least found her "heart horse"

I'm not much of a "bonder" per say, but, my gelding and I clicked the day I met him.
A rank lil rescue that had little training, but for some reason, I liked him.
A lot of work, time and patience. And now I think my daughter has won his affection. It's a bitter sweet moment.

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post #2 of 9 Old 06-06-2013, 02:01 AM
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You don't choose your heart horse, they choose you :) Selena was my Mom's horse at first too but she gave her to me because she's "my" heart horse. She is looking great on that good looking horse and will have such a wonderful time with him.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #3 of 9 Old 06-06-2013, 04:28 AM
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Well... you get to keep him with you, lol. And for a bonus, you get a happy daughter and a happy horse. Pretty good deal!
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post #4 of 9 Old 06-06-2013, 07:11 AM
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I can completely relate to you on this.

I got Trusty for myself to enjoy and have a great connection with him...until....I let Amber start riding him around the yard when I would come back from treks about the neighborhood.
Now he will go to her before he will come to me. He will follow her all over the pasture and over obstacles just to be around her.
I went and got another horse this past weekend and have asked her to start working with him to try and get a bond so I can have my horse back. lol


Here is her with Trusty.
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Then her with Doc the new horse.
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I'm glad to hear I am not alone. I have the feeling that I will end up borrowing one of her TWO horses to ride now. lol
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post #5 of 9 Old 06-06-2013, 07:52 AM
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As a daughter, I admit that I have done this several times. My mom always jokes that I have stolen two of her horses, and that "They used to hang men for less". :)

But actually, neither was because they were my heart horse. My heart horse turned out to actually be the horse we bought for me. The first time I stole mom's horse was because we had leased an ex-girlscout camp horse who we later found out had hardly any training, was just very good at walking nose-to-tail. So I stole Troya, her Haflinger mare, and she took Zippo, and late, Blue.
An now, I have somewhat stolen Broddi, since he is very green and mom does not have the time nor desire to do all the necessary ringwork with him, while I had an overabundance of both. Plus, I really wanted to actually do some work and ride a horse, since my mare was big and pregnant and not feeling very inclined to work. We have since decided that I can take him to shows and jump him, but now that Tiara is back to working, mom gets her horse back for trailriding. It works. :)

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post #6 of 9 Old 06-06-2013, 08:00 AM
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I've been there. Although my mom and I kind of traded. I was nervous about riding the horse we bought for me. He was 2, fresh from 30 days at the trainer, and I was riding English. (Hated it) So I took over my moms paint and she took over my horse. 11 Years later, they are the ones that have the connection and I am the one searching for my heart horse.

although I might have gotten lucky and bred her. Wrecker is just phenomenal.

I had my heart horse from 2001-2005. A POA gelding that was amazing. We clicked the first day we met, from across the pasture. I miss him terribly and have not found "that horse" that Dakota used to be.

now I have three horses, Chilly, Rumor and Wrecker. My mom is trying to steal Rumor or Wrecker from me. Ha, fat chance of that happening...
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post #7 of 9 Old 06-09-2013, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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She can do things with him most adults can't. It's kinda cool to see. Hes a very animated/ overly emotional horse really. Perfectly fine manners, but, just flat doesn't like some people. Been that way since the day I got him, partly the reason I got him.

I have a feeling shell actually take him farther performing then I can.
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post #8 of 9 Old 06-10-2013, 08:40 AM
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It's truly amazing how horses know.

This is my old gelding Rebel. He was a snot with me. Hot, hard mouthed, etc. Took a long time to get him good enough to show. We clicked and did well but there was never the "deep connection" per se.

I literally gave him away. Someone drove 7 hours, god knows why, to get him and now they have their four year old riding him with zero problems.



And then we have my "heart horse" Selena over here. Miss hot headed, hard to ride, catty, "yes ma'am" horse who needs to have a job, sometimes throws a little bronc session in there, is reduced to a teddy bear when a kid is on her.

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Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #9 of 9 Old 06-10-2013, 08:58 AM
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That picture with the bow in his hair is just adorable!! Made me laugh.
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